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From the QT police blotter

Tamales
+ W.B., a Chicago reader,  regarding an Idaho man who was arrested for throwing a burrito at a woman and later told police, when the question arroz, that he didn’t intend tequila, writes:
“All he did was throw I burrito? I’m nacho sure he deserved to be arrested.”
+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:
“I understand a court hearing is set for tamale.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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Don’t think of it as fabrication,
think of it as political upholstery

Corbett Photoshop
News Headline: “Republicans in ‘Republicans Are People Too’ ad are all stock photos.”
News Headline:
“Everyone in what looks like a group photo on GOP governor’s website is Photoshopped.”
Or don’t you like to see your public officials showing a little imagination?

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Going viral

SARS Virus
News Headline: “Obama names Ebola czar to fight deadly virus.”
News Headline: “Ebola virus poses less health risk than SARS.”
Next up:
A SARS czar?
Say it three times fast.
We may want to give this more thought.

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We have seen the present, and it does not work

Wellesley College

A transgender student born female was denied a diversity post at Wellesley College because the student is a white man now.

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From the QT police blotter

Burrito Attack
News Item: “. . . Police took 52-year-old Travis Micho into custody Sunday after he told an officer he became angry at the employee and threw a burrito at her. . . .”
But the man denied he was intending tequila when the question arroz.

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QT trickle-on economics update

Wisconisn Governor Scott Walker gestures as he addresses the second session of the Republican National Convention in TampaFormer city banker David Freud speaks at

News Headline: “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Minimum wage serves no purpose.”
News Headline: “Tory minister says disabled people ‘not worth the minimum wage.’ ”
And isn’t it about time more of us spoke up about these freeloaders who think they are “entitled” to get paid when they work?

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Always listen to the generals

Boots on the Ground
News Item: “Top U.S. generals have told President Obama that if the fight against ISIS is to succeed in Iraq, they will need U.S. boots on the ground. . . .”
And we will probably need to mine Haiphong Harbor, also.
But then everything will be OK.

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With 19 days to go. . . .

US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET
News Headline: “House Dems in retreat.”
Best to stay with what you know.

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Six degrees of Amber Joy Vinson

Frontier Airlines
News Item: “. . . In Solon, a Cleveland suburb of about 23,000, two schools were closed on Thursday because a district employee returned to Ohio ‘on a different flight, but perhaps the same aircraft, as the Texas nurse with Ebola,’ the district said in an email to parents. . . .”
Not enough.
It may be time to evacuate Ohio.
Wait. You’re not one of those people who have something against mass hysteria, are you?

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Dog and Pony
Mike Wolstein, a Park Ridge, Ill., reader, regarding QT’s noting that, considering news reports of political tightropes and diplomatic juggling acts and budget merry-go-rounds, we must be having more fun than we thought, writes:
“I ‘m enjoying the dog-and-pony shows.”
Enjoy them while you can, as there is now a ticking time bomb riding the tiger toward a cliff.

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